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KING LEAR

by William Shakespeare

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GenreDrama
Previews from14 Jan 2014
Opens23 Jan 2014
Booking to02 July 2014
Closes02 July 2014
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PerformersSimon Russell Beale (King Lear), Stephen Boxer (Gloucester), Cassie Bradley, Tom Brooke (Edgar), Richard Clothier, Jonathan Dryden Taylor, Kate Fleetwood (Goneril), Simon Manyonda, Anna Maxwell Martin (Regan), Daniel Millar, Michael Nardone, Gary Powell, Adrian Scarborough (Fool), Hannah Stokely, Stanley Townsend (Kent), Sam Troughton (Edmund), Olivia Vinall (Cordelia), Ross Waiton.
DirectorSam Mendes
DesignAnthony Ward
LightingPaul Pyant
Choreography
Costume
SoundPaul Arditti
Producer National Theatre
SynopsisAn aged king decides to divide his kingdom between his three daughters, according to which of them is most eloquent in praising him. His favourite, Cordelia, says nothing.
B/O Price£12 to £50
Length3hrs 25mins
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SMALL FAMILY BUSINESS, A

by Alan Ayckbourn

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GenreDrama
Previews from01 Apr 2014
Opens08 Apr 2014
Booking to27 Aug 2014
Closes27 Aug 2014
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PerformersNigel Lindsay (Jack McCracken), Debra Gillett, Gawn Grainger, Amanda Hadingue, Amy Marston, Gerard Monaco, Samuel Taylor, Niky Wardley.
DirectorAdam Penford
DesignTim Hatley
LightingPaul Anderson
Choreography
Costume
SoundGareth Fry
Producer National Theatre
SynopsisA 'riotous exposure' of entrepreneurial greed. Jack McCracken: a man of principle in a corrupt world. But not for long. Moments after taking over his father-in-law’s business he’s approached by a private detective armed with some compromising information. Jack’s integrity fades away as he discovers his extended family to be thieves and adulterers, looting the business from their suburban homes. Rampant self-interest takes over and comic hysteria builds to a macabre climax.
B/O Price£
Length2hrs 45mins
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MEDEA

by Euripides, new version by Ben Power

     

GenreDrama
Previews from14 Jul 2014
Opens21 Jul 2014
Booking to04 Sep 2014
Closes04 Sep 2014
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PerformersHelen McCrory (Medea), Michaela Coel, Danny Sapani, Cath Whitefield.
DirectorCarrie Cracknell
DesignTom Scutt
LightingLucy Carter
ChoreographyLucy Guerin
Costume
SoundGregory Clarke
Producer National Theatre
SynopsisMedea is a wife and a mother. For the sake of her husband, Jason, she has left her home and borne two sons in exile. But when he abandons his family for a new life, Medea faces banishment and separation from her children. Cornered, she begs for one day’s grace. It’s time enough. She exacts an appalling revenge and destroys everything she holds dear.
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JAMES I: THE KEY WILL KEEP THE LOCK (Part of The James Plays)

The James Plays are a trio of new history plays by Rona Munro

     

GenreDrama
Previews from10 Sep 2014
Opens25 Sep 2014
Booking to28 Oct 2014
Closes28 Oct 2014
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PerformersJames McArdle (James I), Blythe Duff (Isabella), Peter Forbes (Balvenie), Gordon Kennedy (Murdac) , Andrew Rothney (Walter Stewart), Mark Rowley (Alisdair Stewart), Cameron Barnes, (Big James), Jamie Sives (Henry V) , Sarah Higgins (Meg), Stephanie Hyam (Joan), Daniel Cahill (Earl of Douglas), Ali Craig, Alasdair Macrae, David Mara, Beth Marshall, Rona Morison and Fiona Wood.
DirectorLaurie Sansom
DesignJon Bausor
LightingPhilip Gladwell
Choreography
Costume
SoundChristopher Shutt and Nick Sagar
Producer National Theatre, the National Theatre of Scotland and the Edinburgh International Festival
Synopsis James I explores the complex character of the colourful Stewart king – poet, lover and law-maker. Captured at the age of 13 and crowned King of Scots in an English prison, James I of Scotland is delivered home 18 years later with a ransom on his head and a new English bride. The nation he returns to is poor; the royal coffers empty and his nobles ready to tear him apart at the first sign of weakness. Determined to bring the rule of law to a land riven by warring factions, James faces terrible choices if he is to save himself, his Queen and the crown.
B/O Price£
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Other Info** THE JAMES PLAYS bring to life three generations of Stewart Kings who ruled Scotland in the tumultuous fifteenth century. Each play stands alone as a unique vision of a country tussling with its past and future.
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JAMES II: DAY OF THE INNOCENTS (Part of The James Plays)

The James Plays are a trio of new history plays by Rona Munro

     

GenreDrama
Previews from15 Sep 2014
Opens25 Sep 2014
Booking to29 Oct 2014
Closes29 Oct 2014
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PerformersAndrew Rothney (James II), Mark Rowley (William), Blythe Duff (Isabella), Peter Forbes (Balvenie), Gordon Kennedy (Livingston), Ali Craig (Crichton), Cameron Barnes (Bullheaded Man), Rona Morison (Annabella) , Sarah Higgins (Meg), Stephanie Hyam (Joan and Mary), Daniel Cahill, Alasdair Macrae, David Mara, Beth Marshall, and Fiona Wood.
DirectorLaurie Sansom
DesignJon Bausor
LightingPhilip Gladwell
Choreography
Costume
SoundChristopher Shutt and Nick Sagar
Producer National Theatre, the National Theatre of Scotland and the Edinburgh International Festival
SynopsisA violent royal playground is depicted in James II: a terrifying arena of sharp teeth and long knives. James II becomes the prize in a vicious game between Scotland’s most powerful families. Crowned when only six, abandoned by his mother and separated from his sisters, the child king is little more than a puppet. There is only one friend he can trust: William, the future Earl of Douglas. As James approaches adulthood in an ever more threatening world, he must fight to keep his tenuous grip on the crown while the nightmares of his childhood rise up once more.
B/O Price£
Length
Other Info** THE JAMES PLAYS bring to life three generations of Stewart Kings who ruled Scotland in the tumultuous fifteenth century. Each play stands alone as a unique vision of a country tussling with its past and future.
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JAMES III: THE TRUE MIRROR (Part of The James Plays)

The James Plays are a trio of new history plays by Rona Munro

     

GenreDrama
Previews from19 Sep 2014
Opens25 Sep 2014
Booking to29 Oct 2014
Closes29 Oct 2014
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PerformersJamie Sives (James III), Sofie Grabol (Queen Margaret), Blythe Duff (Annabella), Gordon Kennedy (John) , Andrew Rothney (Cochran), Mark Rowley (Ramsay), Ali Craig (Sandy), Sarah Higgins (Meg’s ghost), Stephanie Hyam (Joan’s ghost), Daniel Cahill, (Jamie), Fiona Wood (Daisy), David Mara (Bishop), Rona Morison (Phemy), Alasdair Macrae, Cameron Barnes and Beth Marshall.
DirectorLaurie Sansom
DesignJon Bausor
LightingPhilip Gladwell
Choreography
Costume
SoundChristopher Shutt and Nick Sagar
Producer National Theatre, the National Theatre of Scotland and the Edinburgh International Festival
SynopsisCharismatic, cultured and obsessed with grandiose schemes that his nation can ill afford, James III is by turns loved and loathed. Scotland thunders dangerously close to civil war, but its future may be decided by James’ resourceful and resilient wife, Queen Margaret of Denmark. Her love and clear vision can save a fragile monarchy and rescue a struggling people.
B/O Price£
Length
Other Info** THE JAMES PLAYS bring to life three generations of Stewart Kings who ruled Scotland in the tumultuous fifteenth century. Each play stands alone as a unique vision of a country tussling with its past and future.
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TREASURE ISLAND

by Robert Louis Stevenson, adaptation by Bryony Lavery

     

GenreDrama
Previews from22 Dec 2014
Opens22 Dec 2014
Booking to21 Jan 2015
Closes
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Performers
DirectorPolly Findlay
DesignLizzie Clachan
LightingBruno Poet
Choreography
Costume
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Producer National Theatre
SynopsisFollows Young Jim Hawkins and his motley crew across the ocean in their search for hidden pirate spoils.
B/O Price£
Length
Other Infosuitable for those aged 10 and over.
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Venue Details
Olivier at National Theatre (NT)
South bank, London, SE1 9PX
(south side of Waterloo Bridge)
Tube: Waterloo
Tel: 020 7452 3000

Lyttelton, NT
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